You come into your place of work in the morning, ready to work. You have a list a mile long and can’t wait to get started. Suddenly, up pops the dreaded, “Update available.” You don’t have time for that.  Those updates aren’t that important anyway, right? Maybe you should just skip it. 

Unfortunately, that is what many business owners and their employees do. As IT professionals, we beg of you, always opt for the update.  It usually only takes a few minutes and it can save you time and money in the end.

5 Reasons To Always Update Your Devices

1. Keeping your computer up-to-date helps protect against security threats

With the ever-changing landscape of cybercrime and hacking, having an updated computer is a crucial part of keeping your business safe and secure. As threats become apparent, technology companies create patches and software updates to combat them.  This helps to prevent any potential intrusions or breaches from malicious actors. Keep in mind that these updates aren’t just from your computer companies though. They might come from software that you use on a daily basis or from your web browser.  You should always consider them important.

2. Updating your computer can help improve performance and minimize errors

How frustrating is it when your computer can’t keep up with the speed at which you are working?  You are on a roll and suddenly, you get the spinning wheel of death.  Yep, that is one more reason you should update your computers and other devices.

Computers that are bogged down by old, outdated software can experience slower speeds and more frequent errors. When you keep your system regularly updated, it ensures that all of its components are functioning as they should, resulting in improved performance and fewer errors.

3. Updates can provide new features and enhancements

You are a hip and cool business owner, you want all the bells and whistles, right? Here’s the truth.  Most of us get comfortable with how we are doing things.  If they never changed our systems we could be perfectly happy.  But that’s not the way of the world.  And it’s the attitude of hating change that causes many business owners to skip updates.  But what if you were missing out on something that could save you money by making you and your staff more efficient at your jobs?

If you’re using an older version of a software program, you may be missing out on new features and enhancements that can improve your workflow. Consider some of your favorite software programs as they are.  You love them, if you didn’t have them, you wouldn’t be able to do the things you do. Updates, whether